Friday, 6 April 2012

F is for Friendships

My plan for the A - Z Challenge is to write every post as if it were a diary entry by a character from my WIP. Today's post comes from Freya Phillips.


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Working for a soccer team sure limits my social circle. I spend most of my time with the team, and chances to make new friends depend on whether or not we're due any new staff members. It sounds weird when I lay it out that way. The opportunities should be endless with all the travelling and the endless supply of soccer fans.

I know I sound like I'm complaining, but I'm really not. Coaching one of the top teams in America is a dream, and I get to work with my best friend, Will. I love Will! In a strictly platonic way, of course. Okay, he is tall, dark and handsome, but he's also uptight, occasionally pretentious and if he spots a crease in his clothes, it ruins his day. I am too laid back to deal with that kind of drama!

But now I have a new friend, Leah. She just became the new physiotherapist, and more than that, she is my room mate! I can't even tell you how badly I needed a someone to share my apartment with. I can afford the rent alone, but if I don't have to, there is a lot less pressure on my bank balance! And Leah is awesome. She's very serious about her job, but when she relaxes, she's so funny and so sweet. She is SUCH a typical Brit, though. She has teabags shipped over from England so she doesn't have to drink our "vile American muck," and I often catch her looking around the apartment in a state of awe, like she can't believe she is in Los Angeles. I'm really looking forward to getting to know her better, and having many night of wine drinking and girl talk!

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Just want to take this time to say thanks for your comments on my entries so far!! This character diaries idea came in a moment of madness, but it turns out, it wasn't so mad after all!

Because it is Easter and I have been working myself into a frenzy for the last few weeks, I am going to be taking the weekend off. I will continue my A-Z posts, and will comment when I can, but I mostly want to enjoy a little time away from the computer. If you comment over the weekend and I haven't been to your blog before, I will get to it when I am back on top of things next week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

35 comments:

  1. Another great entry - Will sounds like quite a character and I can't wait to read a post-Leah/Freya wine evening entry :)

    Have a happy Easter and enjoy the time away from the computer!

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  2. Have a relaxing break! I enjoyed this entry because you show us about the main character and about Will too. In one short description, we have a picture of Will and know him. Excellent job.

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  3. Have a happy Easter, Kyra! And it's funny cuz I have a work friend who played soccer in UK (well-known too) and he now coaches kids here in the US. And English tea is always better...lol!

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  4. This is interesting. I'm wondering how difficult it was for you? I write in first person anyway so it would be more straightforward, but I imagine it's more difficult if you write in third person.

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    1. Hi Rebecca! I write in first person, and the main story is only from Leah's perspective, so it's not so bad. This challenge has been quite hard though!

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  5. I love when a book has a good girl-friendship. It sounds like your characters will have a lot of fun together.

    Enjoy your Easter!

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  6. Aww this post reminds me of when I used to flat-share :) the wine and girly talk was the best!

    You have a wonderful, relaxing weekend off, Kyra. Looking forward to your return :)

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  7. Another excellent post. I like Freya, she's a nice contrast to everyone else we've met so far. I was greatly amused by her comments about Will! :D

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  8. Enjoy your weekend. I enjoy reading this character.

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  9. Freya sounds lovely. And I could see myself having teabags sent over, if I was Leah, too :-)

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  10. Great excerpt!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. You do have a great idea you're working with! And Yay! for friendship! I've met some pretty awesome folks on the blogs and I'm happy to have been introduced to y'all in the most unexpected way!

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  12. Hope you enjoy your weekend break! I love that you did this for your A-Z challenge. It was a great idea, and I am enjoying reading your diary entries.

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  13. Have a great weekend! I plan to take Monday and Tuesday off - I'll post but won't be around, so we'll miss each other for a while. But I'll be back! I love your diary entries!

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  14. I'm enjoying all your posts! The concept is perfect!

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  15. Nicely written. I have found that when I take time to write in the voice of my characters, they really come to life in my head and make them so much easier to write.

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  16. I'm loving the character diaries too! Have a wonderful Easter :)

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  17. I have to wonder if Will is just platonic :)

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  18. We've enjoyed reading them! Have a great Easter weekend away from the computer.

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  19. Happy Easter. Don't feel too bad for taking it easy. I'll be at Outdoor School all next week and unable to even hop on the internet.

    You know, as these diary entries progress, I keep wondering how some of these people could be combined into a story. That sounds like a writing exercise in the making.

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  20. I'm enjoying very much your posts. I feel like I'm getting a nice view of your character and getting a feeling of what your novel is about. Very cool! Have a happy Easter. Will see you when you get back.

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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  21. Another great diary entry. Idk what we'd do without friendships! :D

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  22. I love your diary entry theme. Freya sounds fun. :-D

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  23. I love this. It sounded so natural I totally forgot it was your character's diary until I got to the end. (I'm actually not kidding. I feel kinda' dumb.)

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  24. This was an excellent idea Kyra :) Loving your posts :) Happy weekend and happy Easter!

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  25. We're really getting to know you're characters now :-)

    have a lovely weekend!

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  26. I need to do one of these to get my juices flowing. I'm still new to First Person, so every bit of practice helps. Your entries have been incredibly insightful, so thank you for it, Kyra.

    Have a great weekend! :D

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  27. I think I may have to steal your idea and do this with my characters.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  28. I really wish I had thought of this-- it's such an awesome idea! Have a Happy Easter! :D

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  29. These diary entries are so fun! I love all of your characters - even the douchebags. ;)

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  30. This is a clever way to dig deeper into your characters' skin, while completing the challenge. Brava!

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  31. These are wonderful. What a great way to get to know your characters better. Have a great weekend. :)

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  32. Thanks so much, guys! I really appreciate you all stopping by, even though I am taking most of the weekend off - you rock!

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